I attended a birthday party tonight with people I have been friends with for the last 15 + years. These occasions have been infrequent over the past several years.
In England in 2010, I stayed in a Hostile for one night. Not the best idea I have ever had but an unique experience. (Previous blog entry) The nutshell-I was out late, didn't to sleep until 3 and then was woken up by a girl screaming bloody murder in German. I could not image what could have prompted this girl to dream something so horrific. Was this her first time sleeping in a room with a group of foreigners? Did she ingest bad drugs? Were all those story I heard about Absinthe true?
I sat up in my bed and looked down the hallway. It's almost as if my unconscious mind sits up as my limp body remains asleep. I glance down the hallway that leads to an adjacent room. This is the same view that I have almost everyday when I work on my computer late night. I see an apparition. It lacks a particular shape and I cannot decipher if it's human. There is not a moment in which my heart skips a beat. The shape does not toy with my senses or play on my fears. Without warning or reason, the object strikes. I have no time to think, prepare or react.
I wake up and scream at the top of my lungs, just like the German girl. My heart is pounding and my body laced with adrenaline. How fast life can change.
The night continues with a sequence of natural disasters. A vast change from the strawberry field dreams that have delighted my nights the past six months. I am sitting on a school bus that is being twirled through the air by a funnel cloud. Chaos and destruction are prevalent in the sky, on the ground and in the bus seats. Somehow I am not cut, bruised or injured even in the slightest. I have the only safe seat in the theater to watch the Armageddon. The bus lands l and slides on the ground like a plane without wheels. I descend down the stairs and see all of the people from the birthday party, perilless, unscathed.
I regretfully have only blogged on the weekends this month. I will not attribute my lack of post to a crazy schedule. Truth be told, I have dedicating my free time to other areas I have been working more hours, studying more language at night and working out as much as possible. The working out is a direct effect of noticing my stomach giggle in the mirror. Unacceptable!
This week came across an article by another language guru claiming that his method was the best for learning multiple languages in a short amount of time. My believe is that with any craft, the key to success is extrapolating as much information from as many sources possible and then figuring out how to use all that information to tailor your own approach. I did not agree completely with this guy's approach but nevertheless, I decided to use some of his methods to enhance the rate at which I absorb new language skills. I keep referring to language, when in reality I have only been studying French. My goal is to introduce Spanish by November. I really hope to start blogging in French in the next few months. That should be an experience. Until tomorrow, hopefully.